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[University of Utah Book Arts Program 2001 Calendar]



Greetings,

 My name is Jimi Jones and I represent the Book Arts Program at the
Marriott Library.  The following is our calendar of workshops and events
for 2001.   We have a terrific line-up this year.  Enjoy!

Please feel free to post the information in your calendars. Space is
limited. Please call the Book Arts Program to register or for more
information at 801-585-9191. Email is <jijones@library.utah.edu>.

The Book Arts Program is in the Marriott Library on the campus of the
University of Utah: 295 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112.

Sincerely,
Jimi Jones
Book Arts Program Assistant




[ May ]

WORKSHOP
Digital Relief: Letterpress Printing
from Photopolymer Plates
May 12th and 19th, Saturdays, 9:00 to 5:00

Do you love the look of letterpress printing, but grow faint at the
thought of handsetting type? The photopolymer process offers a way to
apply current typesetting and imaging technologies to the creation of
letterpress art. Participants will print type, illustrations, or
halftone images using biodegradable, light sensitive plates. Computer or
darkroom experience will allow participants to produce photographic
images and typographic pieces. Those without computer or darkroom
experience may produce prints from hand drawn images. Instructor Marnie
Powers-Torrey holds an MFA in photography and is the Book Arts Studio
manager.

Instructor: Marnie Powers-Torrey
Place: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 5th floor
Fee: $140; Materials: $20

CLASS
Beginning and Intermediate Letterpress
May 16th through August 1st, Wednesdays, 4:00 to 8:00

Letterpress printing, and its trademark impression, provides a quality
of character that cannot be equaled. Using movable type and
hand-operated printing presses, participants will design and print their
own broadsides and chapbooks. This class will include a brief
introduction to the history of the book using examples from the rare
book collections. Through discussion and critique, participants will
learn basic elements of design and typography, as well as how to
integrate other printing processes into letterpress work.

Instructor: Marnie Powers-Torrey
Place: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 5th floor
Information: Call the Art Department at 801.581.8677
to register for credit or contact Marnie at 801.585.9191
or mpowers@library.utah.edu for further information.


EXHIBITION
Paper Interiors
May 17th through July 5th

The Book Arts Program presents this fascinating look at handmade and
moldmade paper in microscopic detail. Slip on a pair of our 3-D glasses
and enjoy this exhibition, which will feature enlarged images of paper
samples no larger in actual size than the period at the end of this
sentence. In addition to capturing paper fibers in intimate detail, the
images themselves are works of art. The exhibition is curated by
biologist Charles Kazilek of Arizona State University and papermaker
Gene Valentine, proprietor of the Almond Tree Press and Paper Mill in
Tempe, Arizona. Paper Interiors will be accompanied by selections from
our rare book collections, including works by Dard Hunter, widely
considered the foremost authority on papermaking in the twentieth
century. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Place: Special Collections Gallery, Marriott Library, 5th floor
Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 to 8:00;
Friday, 8:00 to 5:00; Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00


LECTURE
A New Light on Paper
May 26th, Saturday, 4:00

Paper Interiors’ exhibition curators Charles Kazilek and Gene Valentine
will discuss their collaborative investigation of the physical
properties of handmade and moldmade paper. Enjoy this lecture and slide
show complete with multi-color, three-dimensional images that reveal the
artistic nature of paper in microscopic detail (with the help of a pair
of cool 3-D glasses!).  Lectures are free and open to the public.

Place: Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library, 1st floor


DEMONSTRATION
Typecasting à la Frederic Goudy
May 26th, Saturday, 2:00 and again at 3:00

Frederic Goudy, one of America’s most prolific twentieth century type
designers, drew his letters by hand and objected to the mechanical way
commercial foundries produced matrices for his typefaces. In 1925, he
set up a foundry in order to produce his own type and began engraving
the matrices himself. Join the Book Arts Program as we present a
demonstration of typecasting in the style of Goudy by Steve Pratt of
Pratt Press Works. Pratt will use handmade mats, matrices, and molds to
cast the type.
   Well known for his excellent antique replicas and restorations, Pratt
has reproduced a number of historic printing presses including the
“acorn” and the Gutenberg. This event is free and open to the public.

Place: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 5th floor



[June ]


EDUCATORS' WORKSHOP
Twenty Books in Two Days
June 8th and 9th, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00

The Book Arts Program is delighted to offer its first Educators’
Workshop. Designed to meet the needs of educators and developed to
encourage book arts in the classroom, this exciting workshop will teach
participants more than twenty book structures. Return to the classroom
refreshed and energized after learning easily reproducible techniques,
new writing exercises, fresh approaches to creating effective
illustrations, and ways to enhance lessons plans -- all with a limited
materials budget! Inservice credit or relicensure points will be
available from the Utah State Board of Education. C.J. Grossman holds an
MFA from the California College of Arts and
Crafts. She is a highly acclaimed instructor of the book arts, having
taught hundreds of children and adults throughout California. The Book
Arts Program gratefully acknowledges the R. Harold Burton Foundation,
which has made it possible to offer underwriting to educators for
“Twenty Books in Two Days.” Call now to reserve your space!

Instructor: C. J. Grossman, San Francisco
Place: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 5th floor
Fee: $140; Materials: $20


ANNUAL SUMMER INTENSIVE
The Art of Papermaking
Session I: For Educators,
June 11th through 15th, 9:00 to 5:00
Session II: For Students and Community,
June 18th through 22nd, 9:00 to 5:00

The book arts begin with papermaking, and the Book Arts Program has
invited Jana Pullman to teach the 2001 summer intensive. Formerly of the
Iowa Center for the Book, Pullman received her training from Tim
Barrett, regarded as the country’s premier papermaker. These sessions
will combine historical information with practical experience, bringing
together discussions on the history of papermaking, demonstrations, and
hands-on training.
    The sessions will cover both Oriental and Western traditions of
papermaking as well as decorating techniques such as pulp painting,
marbling, and Suminagashi. Participants will gain an understanding and
appreciation of the evolution of paper through the centuries while
making traditional and contemporary papers.

Inservice credit or relicensure points will be available for Session I
from the Utah State Board of Education. The Book Arts Program gratefully
acknowledges the R. Harold Burton Foundation and the Salt Lake County
Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program, which have made it possible to offer
underwriting to educators for Session I of the intensive. Call now to
reserve your space!

Instructor: Jana Pullman, Minnesota State Historical Society
Place: Art and Architecture Building, room 178,
University of Utah
Fee: $400; Materials: $25

LECTURE
Confessions of a Papermaker
June 14th, Thursday, 7:00

Otherwise titled: “Everything I Ever Wanted to Know About Papermaking
was Developed in the Fifteenth Century.” Join the Book Arts Program as
it presents a lecture and slide show by Jana Pullman, instructor for the
summer papermaking intensive. Pullman will present her engaging journey
as a contemporary bookmaker who is beholden to the early traditions of
papermaking, printing, and binding. Come learn how one contemporary
artist balances more than five hundred years of influences! Free and
open to the public.

Speaker: Jana Pullman, Minnesota State Historical Society
Place: Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library, 1st floor

LECTURE AND EXHIBITION
Leaves of Gold:
An Introductory History to Western European Illuminated Manuscripts
June 27th, Wednesday, 7:00

Before the e-book, before the printing press, for more than a thousand
years, books were made by hand. Scribes and illuminators created
sometimes plain, but more often stunning, copies of works from
antiquity, books of devotion, herbals, histories, romances, travel epics
-- all works of art in their lettering, illustration, and binding. In
Western Europe thousands of these works were produced in the years
between the fall of the Roman Empire and the advent of the printing
press in the mid-fifteenth century. Manuscripts were treasures in their
own time and are treasured today for their beauty and as examples of the
human will to express the spiritual and the everyday in book form.
   This lecture, illustrated with slides, introduces the lay person to
how manuscripts were made, who made them, and why they were made.
Following the lecture, the audience will have an opportunity to view
examples of medieval book production culled from the facsimiles (exact
replicas) and leaves held in the Marriott Library’s rare books
collection. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Utah Center for the Book
and is free and open to the public.

Speaker: Luise Poulton, Associate Curator of Rare Books,
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Place: Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Branch Auditorium, 209 East
500 South



[July]

WORKSHOP
Alternative Printing Techniques: Part One
July 7th through August 4th, Saturdays, 9:00 to 1:00

Are you looking for a way to add interesting images to your books? Over
five consecutive Saturdays, participants in this workshop will learn
three historical photographic printing processes: cyanotype (blue
print), Van Dyke prints (brown print), and gum bichromate prints
(multicolored print). Additionally, large format negative processing
will be addressed. Except for creating the negatives, these techniques
can be reproduced at home with inexpensive materials found at the art,
hardware, or drug store. Participants will be given a source for
chemicals. All processes are compatible with letterpress printing and
bookmaking. No photographic experience is necessary.

Instructor: Marnie Powers-Torrey
Place: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 5th floor
Workshop Fee: $200; Materials: $35

[ August ]

CLASS
Beginning and Intermediate Letterpress
August 25th through December 1st, Saturdays, 9:00 to 1:00

If you missed the summer session, here’s another chance to take
letterpress printing. Using movable type and hand-operated printing
presses, participants will design and print their own broadsides and
chapbooks. This class will include a brief introduction to the history
of the book, using examples from the rare book collections. Through
discussion and critique, participants will learn basic elements of
design and typography, as well as how to integrate other printing
processes into letterpress work.

Instructor: Marnie Powers-Torrey
Place: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 5th floor
Information: Call the Art Department at 801.581.8677
to register for credit, or Marnie at 801.585.9191
or mpowers@library.utah.edu for further information.


WORKSHOP
The Alchemical Myth:
Transformation and the Visual Book
August 13th through 17th, Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00

What informs your thinking as a book artist? Join collaborators Timothy
Ely and Daniel Kelm as they guide you through the process of
transforming raw materials into an inspired artist’s book. Ely and Kelm
will create an artist’s book based upon an historical example from the
rare book collections. Participants will join the instructors by
designing and producing their own unique books. The workshop will
include discussion, exploration of materials, investigations of
structures and technologies, and demonstrations of a variety of
techniques. Experience the alchemy that takes place between initial
concept and ultimate object!
    Timothy Ely and his one-of-a-kind books have been acknowledged with
numerous awards including a grant from the National Endowment for the
Arts. A chemist by training, Daniel Kelm designs and produces artists’
books at his Massachusetts studio, the Wide Awake Garage.

Instructors: Timothy Ely and Daniel Kelm
Place: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 5th floor
Workshop Fee: $400; Materials: $25

LECTURE
The Alchemical Myth
August 16th, Thursday, 7:00

Self-described practitioners of both metaphorical and physical alchemy,
Timothy Ely and Daniel Kelm will explore the infinite possibilities for
transformation inherent in the process of making an artist’s book. This
lecture and slide show promises to be a fascinating study in the art of
process as well as an intimate look at the work of two accomplished
artists. Free and open to the public.

Speakers: Timothy Ely and Daniel Kelm
Place: Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library, 1st floor

[ September ]

WORKSHOP
Alternative Printing Techniques: Part Two
September 5th through October 3rd, Wednesdays, 4:00 to 8:00

Add life to your book projects with these simple techniques! Attend
one, several, or all five of the one-day sessions. Participants will be
introduced to eight printing techniques, which can be accomplished at
home using simple equipment. All processes are compatible with
letterpress printing and book arts projects.

Session I, September 5: Acrylic, Xerox, & Polaroid Transfers
Session II, September 12: Pastepaper & Suminagashi
Session III, September 19: Gelatin Printing
Session IV, September 26: Collagraphs
Session V, October 3: Linocuts

Instructor: Marnie Powers-Torrey
Place: Book Arts Studio, Marriott Library, 5th floor
Workshop Fees: $45 per session
(discounted fee for all five sessions: $200)
Materials Fee: Sessions I & II, $20
Sessions III, IV, & V, $15

MORE OF A GOOD THING!
Events co-sponsored by the Book Arts Program

Chapter Two: Preparing Maquettes
for Full Leather Reliure Simplifée
June 29th and 30th, 9:00 to 5:00

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers presents an
introduction to pre-paring leather for full leather bookbinding in the
reliure simplifée style with Paula Marie Gourley. Having taught Chapter
One to rave reviews, Gourley is back by acclamation.
    Techniques will include blind tooling, onlay, and mosaique in the
French style. Some prior experience with leather is suggested. Gourley,
proprietor of Lilyhouse Studio Editions in Oregon, is a bookbinder,
artist, and writer who has worked with books for more than twenty-five
years.

This workshop will be held in The Book Arts Studio at
the Marriott Library. For further information, contact the
chapter co-chair, Marnie Powers-Torrey at 801-585-9191
or mpowers@library.utah.edu.

Great Salt Lake Book Festival
September 22nd, 12:00 to 4:00
September 22nd, Speaker Terry Tempest Williams, 8:00
September 23rd, 1 to 5

Writers write for the “transient moment of bliss,” claimed Edward Abbey,
one of the most notorious of Western writing icons. The Great Salt Lake
Book Festival gathers together writers and those interested in the craft
for the sheer pleasure of it. Over fifty regional, national, and
international writers of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction will be
present. Enjoy lectures, workshops, readings, book signings, and a
wealth of information from book vendors. As a major co-sponsor, the Book
Arts Program will offer demonstrations
in papermaking, printing, and bookmaking as well as several children’s
bookmaking workshops. Enjoy this free festival, now in its fourth year,
and its celebration of the book.

This event is held at Westminster College. For further
information, contact the Utah Humanities Council at 801.359.9670 or
http://www.utahhumanities.org.


Notes from the Rare Books
Division & the Book Arts Program

Presentations: If you would like to learn  about the Rare Books
Division’s presentations, which are held throughout the year, please
call 801.585.6168.

PBI: The Book Arts Program welcomes the 2001 Paper & Book Intensive to
Utah! PBI, now in its eighteenth year, is a working sabbatical for
practitioners and students of the book arts, papermaking, and
conservation. Almost eighty participants and instructors will gather at
Camp Wapiti in the Oquirrh Mountains outside of Salt Lake City for two
weeks of bookmaking revelry from May 21st to June 1st. We salute our
fellow bookmakers and hope their time at Camp Wapiti is productive and
memorable. When it’s springtime in the Rockies, it is time to make
books!

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